Pioneer Power

Maureen Conway ’66

Maureen Conway ’66, whose career in the technology industry included numerous executive positions at HP, now brings her expertise to William Paterson as a member of University’s Board of Trustees.

Conway held various executive positions at HP from 1989 to 2005. Most recently, she was responsible for HP’s Emerging Market Solutions Group, pioneering a new approach that applied technology and business model innovation to the social and economic needs of developing economies. Her work received many awards in India and the Republic of South Africa. In 2005, the approach, results, and impact were described in Thomas L. Friedman’s best selling book on globalization, The World is Flat.

Earlier, Conway served as vice president and chief information officer for HP; she received the Solomon Smith Barney CIO of the Year Award in 2002. Prior to joining HP in 1989, she spent 20 years in technical management positions at Bell Laboratories, Computer Corporation of America and Apollo Computer. She began her career as a high school mathematics teacher at Palisades Park Junior/Senior High School.

A native of North Bergen, Conway holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from William Paterson, and master’s degrees in mathematics from Montclair State University and in business administration with an emphasis in management and organizational behavior from Temple University. Honored in 2003 by William Paterson Alumni Association, which presented her with the Distinguished Alumni Award, Conway received the President’s Medal and delivered the commencement address in 2006.